TAKE ACTION

You’ve read Overdressed. Now what?! Elizabeth has a conscious fashion style guide and manifesto coming in 2019. You can sign up for her newsletter on the home page to keep up to date on its release. We can all do our part to make fashion more sustainable and fair. Every little bit of action helps! Here are 5 ways to Take Action today!

1. Join or Donate To These Organizations Fighting for Worker & Environmental Rights

Fashion Revolution
Greenpeace Detox My Fashion Campaign
Clean Clothes Campaign
Labour Behind the Label
The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety
Anti-Slavery International
Clean Clothes Campaign
Environmental Justice Foundation
Ethical Fashion Forum
International Labor Rights Forum Forum
Fairtrade International
Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
IndustriALL
Stop the Traffik
Textile Exchange
TRAID
War on Want
World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO)

2. Support Better Brands

There are many online tools that can help you check the environmental and social credentials of brands before shopping.

You can download one of these ethical shopping apps:

Good on You,
Good Guide
Ethical Barcode
Buycott

Brand ranking tools:

 

3. Read More Books & Watch More On Fashion’s Impact!

There are a number of excellent books and movies on the fashion industry that are both enjoyable and packed with useful information. I recommend the following resources.

Read More
Wardrobe Crisis – By Clare Press
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion – By Elizabeth L. Cline
Clothing Poverty – By Andrew Brooks
Wear No Evil – By Greta Egan
Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-Toxic Beauty – By Kate Black
Eco Fashion – By Sass Brown
Lucy Siegle, To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?
Slave to Fashion – By Safia Minney
The Song of the Shirt: The High Price of Cheap Garments, from Blackburn to Bangladesh – By Jeremy Seabrook
Empire of Cotton – By Sven Beckett
Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion – By Tansy E Hoskins

Watch More
Alex James: Slowing Down Fast Fashion
The True Cost
Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags
River Blue

**Bonus, you can also take an online course: The Fashion Revolution: Who Made My Clothes FutureLearn Online Course

Or watch NPR PlanetMoney’s T-Shirt Project: A Five-Part Web Documentary

 

4. BRING ELIZABETH TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT

Panels and speaking events are a great way to spread the message about fashion.

 

5. BUY ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS USING THE SHOPPING GUIDE!

 

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